Talk:Seminary

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Photos[edit]

Do other editors think that the photos in this article should go? They seem to not really illuminate the subject and are certainly not representative of what all seminaries look like as they should be per the photo policy.Novaseminary (talk) 20:05, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Nobody objected, so I removed the photos. Novaseminary (talk) 15:59, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Divinity school article merger proposal[edit]

It looks like there is a content fork between Divinity school and Seminary. I propose merging what is appropriate from Divinity school into Seminary, recognizing that the entire Divinity school article is unsourced and not very well-developed. Then, Divnity school can be redirected to Seminary. Novaseminary (talk) 06:54, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

It has been several weeks with no objection, so I will redirect Divinity school to Seminary.Novaseminary (talk) 19:40, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Theology Navbox[edit]

It is usual but not essential for navigation templates (Navboxes) to be added to each of the articles that they list. As it stands, {{Theology}} is quite wide ranging and includes the topics Seminaries and theological colleges, Resources, Libraries and Practitioners. As a consequence it was added to this article. Another editor has objected and removed it. Is this the consensus? -Arb. (talk) 21:53, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Category Theology[edit]

The same editor also removed Category:Theology. Again, is this the consensus? Bear in mind that Theological college redirects to Seminary. -Arb. (talk) 21:56, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

My thinking was that the navbox obviously deals with theological issues. Seminaries (or theological colleges, theological seminaries, or any related varients) generally are not themselves a theological issue. Seminaries teach theology to be sure, but also several other subjects. We don't include philosophy, social science, or history navboxes in the seminary article. Maybe we should, but it would seem awkward. NI addition, it doesn't seem to me that the Theology Navbox would be terribly useful attached to this article. This is not the place to debate the merits of the new navbox, but it seems rather unwieldy to me. I do see how a more streamlined navbox might be useful in allowing one to move easily from one truly theological issue to another, so I do think creating the navbox was a good idea.
I don't have terribly strong feelings about this. I propose that if an editor (preferably one who has worked or is willing to work to cleanup the seminary article!) other than either of us replaces the navbox, that is more than good enough consensus for me at this point.
I took out the theology category for a similar reason. Further, though not a distinguished subcategory of Category:Theology, Category:Seminaries and theological colleges is a subcategory nonetheless (somewhat weaknening my navbox argument, I admit). Thus, anyone looking to Category:Theology for a wikilink to a seminary would encounter the seminary subcategory almost immediately.
Novaseminary (talk) 22:38, 29 January 2010 (UTC)